This program is designed to develop the conceptual and interpersonal skills needed to allow leaders to include value-centered, service-driven principles into their everyday operating philosophies and styles. The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership merges theory and practice to help mid-level career professionals to have a heightened awareness of their capabilities and limitations as change agents.
Students will explore areas such as democracy, ethics, systems, teams and organizational development. The goal of the program is to teach graduates the skills needed center a culture on the creation and attainment of a common vision.
Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. No transfer credits may be used.
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required.
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Business Administration.
Required Courses (9 credits)
|OLCU 600||Foundations of Organizational Leadership||3|
|OLCU 601||Democracy, Ethics & Leadership||3|
|OLCU 602||Self, Systems, and Leadership||3|
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select two of the following:
|OLCU 613||Seminar in Organizational Dynamics||3|
|OLCU 614||Leadership and Team Development||3|
|OLCU 615||Organization Development and Change||3|
|OLCU 618||Cultural Dimensions of Global Leadership||3|
|OLCU 621||Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership||3|
|OLCU 625||Selected topics in Leadership||3|
|OLCU 626||Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership||3|
|OLCU 630||Leadership Lives in Film||3|
|OLCU 632||Leadership and Innovation||3|
|HRCU 630||Conflict and Negotiation||3|
|HRCU 645||Human Resources Systems||3|
|HRCU 646||Training and Development||3|